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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare horses and clients for a trail ride of up to one day 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335722  Prepare horses and clients for a trail ride of up to one day 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard will acquire the competencies to prepare both the selected horses and the clients for a trail ride of up to one day. Qualifying learners will be able to prepare for a trail ride for the duration of a day by supervising the resources required for a safe and stimulating ride, including the completion of the necessary documentation.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Supervising the completion of documentation for a horse trail of up to one day.
  • Selecting and preparing a horse for a horse trail.
  • Preparing clients for a horse trail of up to one day. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Provide horse riding instruction at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Supervise the completion of documentation for a horse trail of up to one day. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety and legal requirements are explained in relation to conducting a horse trail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required documentation is completed according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Client information include, but are not limited to:
  • Previous experience, height, weight, confidence and age.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-assessment of client's riding ability is conducted according to worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-assessment methods include, but are not limited to:
  • Questionnaire, verbal and/or physical assessment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and prepare a horse for a horse trail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Horse is selected according to assessed client requirements and trail conditions to limit stress and discomfort. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selection criteria for horse includes, but is not limited to:
  • Fitness, soundness and health.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horse is geared up for the requirements of the horse trail to enable control by the client and comfort for both the horse and client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare clients for a horse trail of up to one day. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Client check of clothing and equipment is conducted to ensure fitment in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and worksite safety procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Safety helmet, stirrup iron size and sun protection.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mounting assistance is provided according to standard industry practice to minimise stress or injury to horses or riders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Saddlery is adjusted according to standard industry practice to ensure comfort and control for the client and maximum comfort for the horse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A pre trip brief is conducted in accordance with worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-trip briefing includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ride etiquette, riding position, riding skills, introduction of guide(s) and other trail participants, guidelines and rules of the trail, description of the trail, rider's personal comfort, assistance during the trail, environmental care code and waste management.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the Specific Outcomes of the Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner will be able to understand and explain the following:
  • Documentation required for conducting a trail.
  • Safety and legal requirements.
  • How to assess a rider's ability.
  • How to select an appropriate horse for a particular rider.
  • How to gear up a horse and rider.
  • How to adjust gear.
  • How to conduct a pre-trip brief. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the behaviour of horses in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in discharging one's duties in the mounted services of a law enforcement agency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in preparing the horse and rider for a trail. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about particular horses in order to allocate appropriate horses to different clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with clients and conducting a pre-trip brief. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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